Confirmed: Exercise Increases Day-After Ketones

Just a week ago, I received my blood ketone meter. I tested my fasted ketones, and found they were somewhat low. After eating what I thought was a low carb (ketogenesis-friendly) meal, I tested them again, and ketones had dropped, and glucose went to 105. Yikes. So I became more strict on carbs, and increased my exercise, and this is what happened…

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Ketogenic Diet Review: Part 1 – Introduction

I have been intrigued by the idea of the ketogenic diet, but I haven’t yet thoroughly investigated the biochemical details of adopting it. I have an interest in adopting it for myself, but before I do so, I want to thoroughly research its potential positive and negative effects, largely because it is such a strange diet from an evolutionary perspective. … Read article…

Human fatty acid metabolism: engineering a deficit for ketosis – Part 1

One of my longevity research acquaintances has spent considerable time investigating the scientific literature on very low carbohydrate (i.e. “ketogenic”) diets. I have not researched this topic as carefully as my acquaintance, and what I’m told makes me curious. Before I started scanning the science literature on this topic in past last week, some parts of what I’m told by this … Read article…